Minister without Portfolio, Senator Matthew Samuda, says Jamaica is in a race against time to address climate change and poverty reduction.

He was speaking Tuesday morning at the launch of the Hills to Ocean project.

The project will directly benefit communities and residents who make their livelihood from resources in targeted Watershed Management Units.

Senator Samuda says all stakeholders must come together to achieve the required targets before it’s too late.

The Hills to Ocean project is being implemented over the next five years.

Senator Samuda says Jamaica is currently in the throes of climate change.

Senator Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.